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Lakeland Man Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Prison For Selling Firearms To Law Enforcement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, FL - U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara today sentenced Jacques D. Randolph (31, Lakeland) to fifteen years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Randolph pleaded guilty before Judge Richard A. Lazzara on April 4, 2013.

According to court documents, Randolph met with undercover law enforcement officers on multiple dates for the purpose of selling firearms. Over a three-month period, Randolph sold sixteen firearms to undercover officers. Randolph has been a convicted felon since 1997. On the dates that he sold the firearms to law enforcement, Randolph was on felony probation.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacie B. Harris.

It is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill, along with Julie Torres, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Updated January 26, 2015